Erica founded CivicAIM, a philanthropic advising firm that supports mission-driven individuals, families, and teams within organizations to strengthen their grantmaking, governance and impact. Erica has been involved in a variety of capacities, such as foundation program officer, philanthropic consultant, and professional facilitator, in founding, refining, and advancing social impact endeavors. Erica’s toolkit includes executive coaching, group facilitation and she enjoys engagements in the areas of intergenerational giving, strategic planning, and organizational effectiveness.

Erica is a 21/64 Certified Multigenerational Family Philanthropy Trainer, Certified Fund Raising Executive, member to the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and most recently, earned the designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from The American College of Financial Services. Erica has presented and written on a range of topics for philanthropic industry conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, she serves as a returning guest lecturer and mentor to the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at The University of Texas at Austin.

Erica is a graduate of Austin College and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s Degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropic Studies. She also serves on the volunteer leadership boards of Todos Juntos Learning Center, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, Advisory Committee of Practitioners of Color Working with Giving Families organized by 21/64 and Austin Together. Taking giving personally, as a professional of color, Erica leaned into practicing what she preaches and is an Investor to her local Hispanic Impact Fund to support the research, educational programming, and pooled grantmaking efforts to support the economic security and advancement of Hispanic Central Texans.

When not on land building strong philanthropic ties and impact, you can find Erica with passport in hand, traveling to beach destinations and scuba diving exploring the depths and wonders of the sea with her family. Erica lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two